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About ktallon

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  • Birthday 10/10/1989

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    Steven Udelhofen
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    Jewish Hospital
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  1. I am still unable to eat solid food so im on the awesome combination of clear liquids and protein shakes i have never had this problem up until the last week or so. Also its not necessarily when i am eating/drinking like last night i was folding laundry and it came on out of nowhere. I have an appointment with the surgeon monday and will definitely talk to him about it but wanted to see if anyone else has experienced this or knew what it might be
  2. Okay so over about the last week and a half i have started having these "weird" episodes (not really sure how to describe lol). Out of nowhere i will start profusely sweating, i get dizzy, nauseous and sometimes i will throw up along with it. It doesn't happen at specific time it just kind of comes on quickly. After it happens i feel just a general ill feeling and quite fatigued. Any one have any thoughts on what this could be? I'm not sure if this is weight loss surgery related or not.
  3. So i want to apologize it has been a little while since i have been on here. Things got really bad for a while several hospital stays and a nasty picc line infection later i finally have a surgery date. October 19th i finally get to have my revision surgery. I am really hoping that after this surgery i will get back to feeling normal. Besides all the issues i have dealt with life has just been very interesting lately. My son started kindergarten so it's been a transitioning period for us both. Trying to get a child with ADHD to do homework can sometimes be a very daunting task but it's getting a little better each day. Also i unfortunately lost my job because of my "excessive leaves of absence" that is frustrating just because i feel it should have been excused since i was in the hospital. C'est la vie i suppose. But all in all things are looking up. I finally have my date so that's a big relief. I hope that you all have been well and now that things are settling back down i hope to be on here more.
  4. @delilas i am getting it in the form of 155 grams of protein a day in my TPN the doctor said i was malnourished probably for quite sometime he said when they last hospitalized me my albumin was only at a 1 its just taking a very long time for it to come up i suppose. They are going to try to increase my protein by 10 more grams a day but the doctor is kind of reluctant because it could possibly give me uremia or encephalopathy.
  5. Unfortunately he said we have to just keep waiting it out he said that since my prealbumin is still in normal range that my albumin should start coming up. As far as the glucose they are going to do a couple of more test to try to figure out what is going on. I go back to see him on August 11th hopefully we will have some answers by then.
  6. Thanks everyone your support definitely helps me to feel a bit better. I got a call from the doctor today he wants to go a head and see me tomorrow because apparently my sugar level has been steadily dropping over the last few weeks. This week my sugar was 48 which may explain why I have felt like poo. Hopefully I can get some answers or the doctor will dig further to figure out what exactly is going on.
  7. You know what this tunnel is slowly getting longer. Got my lab results for this week and my numbers have dropped back down I just don't get it at all. I have continued doing 3 shakes a day so I just don't get what is going on here. I'm going to see the surgeon on Friday hopefully he is able to give me some answers because I am really starting to get tired of this game. I am also still on the TPN 24 hours a day along with the shakes so what the heck. I am afraid because my numbers dropped that my surgeon is going to say I have no choice but to have an NJ feeding tube placed. Right when I feel like I finally had hope its been ripped away in a matter of seconds by this numbers game. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement at this point. I hate to keep whining on here but I have no where else to turn at this point family and friends are no help. Most of the time when I try to express how I am feeling I get the "I told you so" or "you shouldn't have had surgery you tried to take the easy way out and now your paying for it" I just want to tell them to shove it where the sun don't shine because none of this has been easy. I really want to just cry but I am trying not to I am trying to see the silver lining in all of this but it's pretty darn hard at this point. and if anyone wants to send a big hug my way I surely would appreciate it at this point.
  8. Welcome to the losers bench and very sorry to hear about the rough start. Glad your feeling better though
  9. So there really might be a light at the end of this long tunnel. I got this weeks lab draw back and my numbers finally moved in the right direction. My pre albumin went from 18 to 24.2 and my albumin went from being stuck at 2.5 to 2.8 although only a small change I'm extremely happy. Hoping things will continue in the right direction and that i will get to have my surgery before the end of August.
  10. NSV

    Awesome job
  11. I have a sleeve that has to be revised to a bypass. At this point it is a medical necessity due to a world of issues including malnourishment. I am still to sick to have the revision so it's on hold for now.
  12. I'm not sure if it's available in the UK but have you tried monistat they have an ovule of medicine that is inserted into the vagina to fight the internal infection as well as an external cream. I have had luck with it in the past so that may be something else to look into.
  13. @Carina they said doing revision to bypass will cure the severe Gerd and also the other issues i am having with a stricture and such. @Michael_A i looked into getting a second opinion the only problem is my insurance only covers blue bariatric centers of excellence and its the only hospital with that criteria within a 5 hour drive from me. @Gretta They don't know or if they do they haven't said what the issue is. I know i just want to be better though.
  14. *Rant post* sorry ahead of time. My surgeons office called bright and early this morning to let me know that my surgery is cancelled on the 24th. Apparently my albumin level just isn't budging it's stuck at a 2.5 so now the doctor is wanting to place an ng tube (apparently a feeding tube that goes through the nose and down into the intestine). Needless to say i am not happy because that is another surgery and hospital stay before i can even have revision surgery. The thing is they can't guarantee doing an ng tube will bring my level up either. So basically i have been on TPN for almost 2 months and i am still in the category of being malnourished i mean really what in the actual _____(insert curse word of choice) how is this even possible. Whichever of the WLS gods i ticked off i am sorry but can you stop playing these jokes on me now. I feel like i have no quality of life at the moment. I am always tired i have no motivation and being hooked to TPN 24 hours a day is a pain in my rear end. Its affecting my son because i am not able to be here for him the way i need to be. I feel like a failure as a mother. I can't even do simple task like cooking right now (i almost caught my TPN tubing on fire the last time I tried) that phone call honestly just made my whole day go sour. Not only that but i am on the verge of losing my job on top of it all. I need a do over for this whole day.
  15. Happy Birthday Jen